RLJ Entertainment Appoints Drew Wilson Chief Financial Officer

  RLJ Entertainment Appoints Drew Wilson Chief Financial Officer

Business Wire

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- May 28, 2013

RLJ Entertainment Inc., (NASDAQ: RLJE), announced today that it has named Drew
Wilson as its Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Mr. Wilson is
succeeding John Avagliano, who has left RLJ Entertainment to pursue other

RLJ Entertainment, founded by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black
Entertainment Television and The RLJ Companies, is a leading creator, owner
and distributor of media content across digital, broadcast and physical
platforms. RLJ Entertainment leverages its branding expertise, access to
content and direct to consumer skills to optimize the value of its programs
for distinct audiences. RLJ Entertainment, where Johnson serves as chairman,
was formed in October 2012 through the business combination of RLJ
Acquisition, Inc., Image Entertainment, Inc. and Acorn Media Group, Inc.

Miguel Penella, RLJ Entertainment Chief Executive Officer, said, “Drew is a
great fit for our management team. His stellar track record of managing
financial operations for a public media and entertainment company will be
incredibly valuable as we execute on our strategy to become a major player in
targeted digital entertainment.

“I also want to thank John Avagliano for his contributions to the company,
specifically his work in helping form RLJ Entertainment. We wish him well in
his future endeavors.”

Mr. Wilson most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer for the Discovery Communication’s Digital, Commerce and Education
divisions. In that role, Mr. Wilson was responsible for strategic business
operations, business development support and the finance functions for Digital
Media, Digital Distribution, Ecommerce, Licensing, School Content Streaming,
catalog, sponsorship and school assessment businesses. Mr. Wilson also
recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller for
Discovery Communication worldwide. Mr. Wilson previously was Vice President
and Controller of the International Networks division of Discovery
Communications. Prior to Discovery, Mr. Wilson served as Director of Corporate
Accounting and Reporting for Host Marriott Corporation. Mr. Wilson started his
career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Washington DC office.

Mr. Wilson added, “I am delighted to join RLJ Entertainment, which I believe
has tremendous growth prospects ahead of it. I look forward to working with
Miguel and the rest of the team to capitalize on a portfolio of terrific
assets and to take advantage of an evolving media and entertainment

About RLJ Entertainment - RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier
independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming
in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,300 exclusive
titles. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed
brands such as Acorn (British TV), Image (stand-up comedy, feature films), One
Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (educational),
Criterion (art films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in
multiple formats including DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, digital streaming,
broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and

Via its majority-owned subsidiary Agatha Christie Limited (“ACL”), RLJE
manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the
greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths
Miss Marple and Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has
direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize
existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including
its nascent branded digital subscription channels, and engages distinct
audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing
interests. RLJE has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia
brands, and owns the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.


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